Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager

Meet Dr. Geneace Williams

Williams.jpgIn February 2021, the City of Naperville welcomed Dr. Geneace Williams as the City’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Manager. In the months since, much of Dr. Williams’ time onboard has been spent educating herself about Naperville and getting to know its many facets.

Through listening sessions, Dr. Williams has been able to meet employees, community leaders, members of organizations, and residents to glean diverse perspectives on Naperville. Understanding the history and culture of an organization or entity is a critical component to a successful journey in diversity work. Tying DEI to the City’s 2019 revised mission statement that emphasizes diversity and inclusiveness in our community will keep focus on achieving this important City endeavor.